‘Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.’
Step back in time to the 80s. Gary Ablett has just signed with Geelong. Cyndi Lauper blares through the stereo. And for gifted young teenager, Jimmy Djalu, the local video arcade is the place to be over summer. His mum knows better than anyone that Jimmy is a special kid with the world at his feet, but will he ever find the courage to reach for the stars?
Directed by Helpmann award winning director Sarah Goodes (The Children, A Doll’s House, Part 2), Astroman is playwright Albert Belz’s irresistibly funny and heart-warming tale of family and friendship. Starring Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy), Nicholas Denton (Wild), Kamil Ellis (Macbeth), Tahlee Fereday (Fallen), Tony Nikolakopoulos (Wentworth) and Calen Tassone (Red Dog) with Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) as Associate Director, this world premiere is the ultimate love letter to the 80s.
You can also download a copy of the show programme for Astroman before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.
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Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.
A whimsical, gently satirical and determinedly optimistic new work concerned with the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity.
Contending for the most likable show of the year Astroman is full of feel-good vibes …that will have you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face.
A pure adrenalin hit of nostalgia
Contains coarse language, sexual references, mature themes, use of herbal cigarettes, haze and strobe effects. For detailed information about the production’s content click here or call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
Astroman will be Audio Described on Tuesday 20 November, 6.30pm and Saturday 24 November, 4pm with a tactile tour at 3pm prior to the Saturday performance.
Captions are available via a screen for the performance on Thursday 22 November, 8pm